Friday, February 05, 2016

Breaking Busy, a review

The subtitle of this book by author Alli Worthington gives you an idea of what the book is all about... How To Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy. This book was interesting from the first pages as the author shares a humorous story of when she realized her life was just too crazy busy.  I was still chuckling over the story long after closing the pages of the book that evening.

While I have busy days since my children are grown and my time is more my own, I thought this book would be interesting but wouldn't be a great deal of help for where I am in life right now.  I was wrong.  Not only is the book interesting to read but the author provides good ideas for everyone, including those of us who are at that Empty Nest stage of life.

For those still in the midst of juggling children, responsibilities in and outside the home, church, Holidays, etc., you will enjoy reading this book and gain practical advice.  You should be able to come away with at least one... probably many more... ways to "break busy" in your life.

The Chapters
  • Capacity
  • Relationships
  • Calling
  • Editing
  • Thoughts
  • Traditions
  • Time
  • Decisions
  • Communication
  • Worth
I recommend this book highly for anyone who feels they have more to do than they have time to do it.

This book was provided by the publisher for the purpose of review but the opinions are my own.

Further information about Breaking Busy can be found at here.*

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Vee said...

It is unusual to see five star reviews with 197 reviewers. That is high praise. I am intrigued
that you, as an empty-nester, also found it helpful.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I fell into the too busy trap several years ago. It was all good things, but I began to forget and miss things and I was always going somewhere without the family.

I'm happy with my level of outside activity now. It may change when my best empties but for now it's right for us as a family.

This book sounds like a good one!

Heather LeFebvre said...

Very glad to hear this is a good book because I just signed up to review it!!!

Sandi said...

This sounds very GOOD!

Joy said...

This is interesting, right before I clicked on your post, I was telling my sis in law how when I tell people I stay home and sew and save money, they think it's strange. I find my peace and purpose at home, taking care what needs to be done here, whether it's cleaning, laundry, cooking, baking, filing, reading, making phone calls, making gifts, communicating with family or friends and/or taking care of my husband. I feel no need to be on the run, or on committees, in clubs, out at night, or shopping for things our culture says we need to own to be happy and successful. I'm content at home, but I think our culture tends to look at that as being boring and unfulfilling. There needs to be a paradigm shift.